Melodic death-doom metal band Swallow the Sun have announced a brand new album, titled “When a Shadow Is Forced Into The Light”. The new album will be released on January 25th via Century Media Records. This will be the first album since keyboardist Aleski Munter departed the band in 2016, and will be the first to feature guitar player Juho Räihä.
The official announcement reads as follows:
“SWALLOW THE SUN – announce new album and epic single release
Finnish melancholy death-doom metal masters SWALLOW THE SUN will release their new album “When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light” on January 25th, 2019 through Century Media Records.
Only one month earlier, on December 21st, they will release a standalone 14-minutes epic single track called “Lumina Aurea”, both digitally and as 12” EP vinyl version.
Fueled by personal loss (the album title has its origins in Trees of Eternity’s “Broken Mirror”) and powered by the will to continue, “When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light” showcases the group’s ability to maintain its signature sound while expanding upon horizons and diving deeper into the crevasse of doom-death metal. Even though the single and the album are conceptually connected, they are musically completely different. While “Lumina Aurea” – featuring Wardruna’s Einar Selvik and The Foreshadowing’s Marco I. Benevento – marks the band’s darkest and most sinister piece of music the band has ever released, “When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light” follows a more positive approach and continues in the vein of previous albums – first-rate death-doom in the typical style of SWALLOW THE SUN.
“When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light” track-listing:
1. When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light
2. The Crimson Crown
4. Upon The Water
5. Stone Wings
6. Clouds On Your Side
7. Here On The Black Earth
8. Never Left
“Lumina Aurea” track-listing:
1. Lumina Aurea
2. Lumina Aurea (instrumental version)
SWALLOW THE SUN have announced first shows for 2019! See below for all dates.
SWALLOW THE SUN live:
07.02.2019 Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi*
08.02.2019 Turku (Finland) – Apollo*
09.02.2019 Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutakko*
14.02.2019 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi
15.02.2019 Oulu (Finland) – Teatria*
16.02.2019 Kuopio (Finland) – Henry´s Pub*
*) with THE MAN-EATING TREE
More dates to be announced soon!”
Swallow the Sun’s last album, “Songs From the North I, II & III” was released in 2015 via Century Media Records.